Honda Pilot is one of the most popular crossovers in its class, however, for a long time it looks like it desperately needs an update and redesigned, especially on the outside. The 2016 Honda Pilot, as the manufacturer stated is going to be a completely redesigned car, both on the outside and the inside.
The model that is currently for sale was introduced in 2009 and, while it was very interesting and modern at the time, now it looks old compared to other models from competitors like Chevrolet, Toyota and Nissan.
The 2016 Honda Pilot was unveiled at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show and it immediately caught lots of attention, mostly because of the new design. The interesting thing is that the Japanese manufacturer decided to do a completely new car, so the next generation is not just an update to the current model. While the car is new, the features that made it so popular have remained the same – for example, it still has three rows of seats.
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2016 Honda Pilot Redesign
When it comes to the exterior, there are lots of changes on the 2016 Honda Pilot. The next generation crossover from Honda shares its platform with the refreshed Acura MDX. This means that the new Pilot will be larger than its predecessor. Furthermore, the new Pilot will not only be longer, but it will also have a longer wheelbase, which means that it should have better handling and it should be more comfortable for all passengers, than the current model.
According to the data given by the Japanese manufacturer, the 2016 Honda Pilot should be a lot lighter than its predecessor – it is going to weigh 300 pounds less than the current model, meaning that the new car should be more fuel efficient. The design of the new model will fit in the current Honda line up, since the new car will have fluent lines and lots of round edges.
As we have mentioned before, the 2016 Honda Pilot will have three rows of seats, which is one of the most important features of this car. On the other hand, the rest of the interior was completely redesigned and now it has more refined and elegant look, which should give its passengers the feel of much more expensive and luxurious car. The infotainment system has been upgraded and, according to the reports, it is going to have a large touchscreen display and integrated bluetooth.
The Engine range
The 2016 Honda Pilot will come with only one engine and transmission, so there will be no options for buyers to choose from. The engine is something that the potential customers are familiar with – it is 3.5l i-VTEC V6 that produces around 310 horsepower. It will be, most probably, paired with the transmission that was recently presented with Acura TLX – nine speed automatic with dual-clutch.
An estimated fuel consumption for this edition is around 34 mph in the city, and 25 mph on the highway.
2016 Honda Pilot Price
Japanese manufacturer did not announce the exact pricing for the 2016 Honda Pilot, however, in order to be competitive, the base model should start around $30,000.
The 2016 Honda Pilot will be for sale in the beginning of 2016.